April 22nd, 2014

Ed Miliband: Britain is a “Christian Country”

And lo, it was Eastertide, and David spake unto the Church Times that Britain was indeed a Christian country. And it came to pass that godless pinkos wrote unto the Telegraph that David had sinned, for he had offended them. Despite 59% of Britons describing themselves as Christians in the most recent census, Britain having an established church and the Head of State being nominally still the Defender of the Anglican Faith.

The signatories to the letter – among them Labour donor Ken Follett, Labour peers Baroness Whittaker and Lord O’Neill, Labour-supporting QC Geoffrey Bindman, former Welsh Labour AM Lorraine Barrett, Denis MacShane’s ex Joan Smith, and Polly Toynbee – are very angry about Dave using the phrase “Christian country“. Apparently saying so “fosters alienation and division in our society“. For some reason they did not feel the need to write a letter to a national newspaper ten days ago, when Ed “One Nation” Miliband on a visit to Israel said that Britain was quote

“a Christian country”

Using religion for partisan political ends? Who would do such a thing?

Nigel Farage, who cynics think is the real catalyst for Cameron’s recent remarks on traditional Christian values, has just told viewers of ITV’s Daybreak “I’ve been saying for years that Britain should be more muscular in its Christianity.” Cameroon modernisers and their friends in the commentariat think that Dave talking about faith will impress older UKIP voters put off by the government’s advocacy of gay marriage. Shows their cluelessness…


  1. 1
    Alastair Campbell says:

    Ed! We don’t do God! Now go and play with your brother, Abel.

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    John O List says:

    I think you’d be surprised at how many of your readers aren’t Christian Guido.

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    Jim Alka-Silly, President, British Intolerance Society says:

    I’m outraged. Why talk about religion during the 4 Day Easter Weekend. Can’t Cameron leave us alone to eat chocolate and sip champagne?

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    Socialism is theft says:

    I am a born-again atheist but the worstl zealotry, bigotry and hatred of the many religions today is not Christianity but that of… well you don’t need two guesses.

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    Anonymous says:

    It’s all been downhill since we lost the Holy Lands.

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    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    I will be the first Jewish prime minister of this Christian country but I want all the mozzie postal voters to cast all their multiple votes for Labour.

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    Gay Marriage is not a Christian belief. Neither is promoting an energy policy which forces the poor to choose between Eating and Heating a Christian act. We haven’t even started about allowing the money-changers full access to the Tax Payer’s extorted largesse. Ergo, Dave is not a Christian, he is a politician and believes only in himself – a false God if ever there was one.

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    Not in my name says:

    We live in a country where the majority are Christians, at least nominally in that they describe themselves as such.

    1. Factually true

    2. So what

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    Wi says:

    Was Benjamin Disraeli Jewish !!!, if so ed will not be the first Jewish pm ??

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    You can’t even get that right. Disraeli beat you by a comfortable margin.

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    churchmouse says:

    Idolatry – the post Christianity religion.

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    churchmouse says:

    The only time most of them ever come in here is for their wedding, their sprog’s baptism and their funeral. Most of the time I am left peacefully undisturbed.

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    Anonymous says:

    Is it just me or does Cameron get more loathsome every day?

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    Godswill Boubouwebou says:

    We are all Christians here

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    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Possibly but Disraeli was not a One Naaayshun Leader like me.

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    Steve Miliband says:

    Ed Miliband has been sacked as Man Utd manager

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    bergen says:

    If it differentiates me from the ghastly bunch of our “betters” who signed that letter then I’d happily be described as Christian.

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    Twampersand mk II says:

    In what way is Cameron a Christian, a follower of Christ?

    He creates more beggars than he feeds, he’s a liar, a promoter of perversion, a traitor, a thief and that most hated thing of all, an hypocrite.

    If the fat spoonface wanted to preserve the Christian heritage of this country, he would not sit idly by as we are invaded by muslims, nor would he legislate for bum-boys to participate in Christian ceremonies.

    Anybody who falls for this naked opportunism and votes for this nasty little man will get exactly what they deserve, should he ‘win’ (ie not win) again at a GE. He’s going to get battered at the EE.

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    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    How did 50 lefties manage to co-ordinate a letter to the Telegraph in such a short period of time. Who was really responsible for putting this altogether – there is a story here Guido.

    However when Toynbee and Tatchell are criticising you then you must be somewhere near the target,

    Always remember Tatchell is on record as advocating sex with 14 year olds – what a piece of work he is.

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    Twampersand mk II says:

    No, it’s not just you.

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    David Minibanana says:

    Behave, Ed !

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    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

    Is Tatchell a closet LibDem ?

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    Thostids says:

    ” There is nothing this man can say that I can believe”.

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    Herstorianny says:

    Having finally got rid of all that useless sand, our predecessors went on to found the bestest and biggestest empire the world has ever known. Why do you think millions of inhabitants from those blessed lands still wish to infest us?

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    Twampersand mk II says:

    So what? Because the alternative is not secularism. It is rag-headed morons wailing into loudspeakers about killing infidels. Then doing it. In the street.

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    God should strike him down says:

    I see the absolutely beyond shite Tim Minchin signed the letter.
    That’s almost enough for me to turn Christian.
    Fuck me, is there anything or anyone as naff as that faux weirdy bollocks?

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    @hateliebour says:

    It’s time the London crowd of Liberal loonies were brought to book, they get far to much airtime on tv and radio and spend far too much time selling their badly written books on any sh1t they think they can get a few bob from, we are a Christian country if they like it or not and as a Christian country should be aware we have a minority of another religion taking over bit by bit with the help of these loonies, why they are helping, I don’t know because most of them will be hanging from cranes if it happens or will they have the money to move on and help destroy another country, it’s time the majority religion of this country stops showing the other side of it’s cheek to get slapped and puts the boot in , if it wants to exist in 50years.

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    As a devout athiest I sometimes mock religion but the reaction to Camerons comments by the usual gang of multi cult fanatics offended on behalf of others, was all too predictable .
    Whatever these people say the UK like every other western country is christian in culture even if most of the inhabitants rarely if ever attend church services ,they at least adhere to basic day to day principles in order to rub along ,unlike many of the muslim fanatics who go out of their way to both give offence, and be offended at the same time.

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    Herstorianny says:

    They all became Christians because they ate all the missionaries…

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    Disraeli had converted with his family as a child. Miliband has not even converted to North Sea gas yet.

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    All religions are total bollux. The mozzies are killing people at present, but the fucking Christians murdered plenty in the past.

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    Wе’vе nеvеr hаd а Jеwіѕh Рrіmе Міnіѕtеr.
    І wіll bе thе fіrѕt іn 2015.

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    God's holy trousers says:

    Thou shalt not offend the religion of peace ®

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    Hugh Janus says:

    He’s becoming increasingly desperate now that the fruitcakes are on his tail and will give him the fatal kick in the scrotum he so richly deserves.

    Fruitcake, and proud of it after supporting this shower of shite for decades.

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    Aardvark says:

    Look at this from a historical context.

    Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, Castro Socialists don’t like religion, generally, and wish to destroy it to create a perfect socialist State. They killed hundreds of thousands of Christians and destroyed their churches.

    It is normal for the Left to want to destroy religion or, like the C of E, make it an arm of the Labour party.

    Religion is a threat to the Guardian/BBC Left, which sees its self as the rightful rulers of a grateful mass of humanity that must be told what to do.

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    Brainwashed by Eastenders says:

    But buggering 16 year olds is fine. As long as love each other, eh?

    Yep, letting 70 year olds sodomise children was yet another brilliant step forward into the abyss by Blair.

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    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    What is the view of the 50 lefties on homosexuality and misogyny. Have they ever discussed it with the Muslims.

    I am sure Tatchell and his friends will be welcome in ant mosque to air their views

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    Spartacus says:

    yes he has, his arze is connected to the national grid

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    The Foetid Air to B£air says:

    As a brainless, spineless, wishy-washy opportunist, in thrall to the Master, and having redefined Christian Marriage to include that between sodomites, it is now clear that the way is clear for more daring inishtives, – like for instance, the Kalyfate, HONEST money, REAL edyerkayshun, and full membership of the EUSSR.

    I’ll make a speech.

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    Ed's Rabbi says:

    Are we really?

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    A word of advice says:

    Anyone who advises you that they are Christian should never be trusted.
    …and hold your wallet close too.

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    Dave, Nickelarse, Milliprat and all their LibLabConned supporters says:

    We don’t want the U.K. to exist in 10 years., never mind 50. We are making sure it will be a subservient state fully incorporated into the Fourth Reich.

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    Django says:

    If anything the UK is a “Post Christian” country, if it was ever a Christian nation it was in name alone!

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    І wіll bесоmе thе U.K.’ѕ fіrѕt Неbrеw Рrіmе Міnіѕtеr іn 2015.

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    The Mad Moolah of the Midlands says:

    NO chocolate, NO alky drinks, go to your training camp at once

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    Owen Jones says:



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    Conservative says:

    I don’t believe in God.

    But I’m Anglican, so that’s OK.

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    The Sun of the Manse, who, despite all entreaties, wants to stay in GB says:

    Leave everything and follow me

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    Twampersand mk II says:

    Those pesky Methodists and their suicide bombers, just terrible. I hate it when I’m flying and I have to sit next to a baptist. You never know when they are going to start slashing the flight attendant with a box cutter and crash the palne into a sky-scraper.

    The way those savages pray for their enemies, and bless those that curse them, and give their money to the poor and… Well, it’s terrible, awful.

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    Giggsy for Labour Leader says:

    Would like to place on record our thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity Ed brought to the role.

    (We’d like to, but we’d be lying…)

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    Rich says:

    The EU condemns Syria for announcing the holding of democratic elections.

    That’s rich.


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    Archbishoprick Welby says:

    Bumsex marriage good? Bumsex marriage bad?

    Decisions. Decisions. I think I’ll just carry on perched on the wooden pony.

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    Rickytshirt says:

    St. Polly of Tuscany

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    Dave Levitt says:

    oyvey, why won’t the hideously White indigenous plebs believe me?!

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    @hateliebour says:

    2015 they will come out, come out and get thrown out, I hope UKIP do well next month and it translates to bloody well in 2015, I really can’t take any-more of lying b,stards Liebour and these things we have in now, we need a total change if the country is not to be stamped on by the evil German and French empire called laughingly the European Union

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    Dave Levitt says:

    3rd you twat, after Disraeli and me. The rest just sucked cut cock.

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    Revd. Phoney (£rd Fuckin Way) B£iar, sanctimonious Git and £iar, emoting and wiv stupid grin says:


    I’m very VERY RICH !!!!!

    And I owe it all to Noo£ieBore !!!

    Like I said to my boy Dave – go wiv the Flow !!!

    I’m not bovvard !!!

    ‘Bye !!!

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    non taxable pikey says:

    Pollytheism? By no stretch of even the most perverted imagination (fill in name of MP of choice) can Toynbee be a goddess.

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    Norman Normal says:

    Some of the wisest words ever written. Known many devout christians over the years.

    Always after money, borrowed items never returned, seen several commit insurance fraud, use the church gossip network to demonise their enemies.

    There is also a network within the church that does nothing but advise followers how to abuse the immigration and asylum system.

    Don’t trust them, don’t look for their votes, keep them out of politics, CofE is just as looney as the labour party.

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    Old Nick Heavenly (alive and kikin) says:

    too true, he said from bitter experience!

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    Away On Business says:

    With China set to be the world’s most populace Christian country within a decade or two, it is a good idea if the British start making it clear to our business partners that we are still people they will want to do business with. The Chinese people I speak to find the British left’s habit of pandering to militant islamism very off-putting indeed.

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    King Edward says:

    I think we should. I’d go further and say we should expel it from these shores.

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    Winston says:

    Gudio, Farage believes we should be more muscular in recognising our Christian heritage. There is an important difference. Lefties believe in abandoning our heritage and our identity. Modern Tories have no principles and will say anything that there PR people advise. Vote UKIP.

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    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    By the next census, Britain would be able to describe itself as a Jedi Country if enough join the Knights to outbreed the muzzies.

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    @hateliebour says:

    The EU clowns proved how democratic they are , when you count the amount of referendums they made countries redo in favour of the “democratic” EU , democracy doesn’t sit well with the EU, even how to it’s bosses are promoted, to the 20 odd countries people, laughingly having a choice of picking people to be an MEP,, the EU is not democratic, it’s just another 1000 year Reich and it will last just as long as people realise what it is.

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    Reader says:

    I think you’d be surprised at how many are, or at least how many prefer our nation’s Christian heritage to Dave’s wetrosexualism.

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    Er says:

    Democracy: majority rule.

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    don't forget says:

    British people find the British left’s habit of pandering to militant islamism very off-putting indeed.

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    Bluto says:

    The person who co-ordinated the letter is the Iraqi-born President of the British Humanist Association Professor Jim Al-Khalili.

    He has been here 35 years so is qualified to lecture us on how our 1,087 year old country should be run.

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    Socialism is theft says:

    The EU has and always will hate democracy.

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    @hateliebour says:

    Always thought the rich sent their intelligent sons to work as ambassadors or doctors or bankers and the thick ones went to work in the church, if they keep doing that they won’t have anymore churches to allow them to send their thick kids to, times are a changing the church needs you help not money just Bishop’s and cleric’s with a bit of nouce.

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    Someone says:

    I once met Mr Bindman. A more discourteous person it is hard to imagine. And surprisingly unprofessional for a QC.

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    UKIP 4 ALL says:

    You want principles? Honest Dave has em all, take your pick and Dave has em in spades…as long as there is something in it for him of course.

    Christian? yeah sure.

    Secularist? Yeah why not.

    Nationalist? Yeah of course.

    Internationalist? Yeah right on.

    Liberal?Yeah but of course.

    Conservative? Yeah you betcha.

    Dave can and will be anything you want him to be BEFORE the election, Dave and his coat of many colours and he can turn it as many times as he needs to to buy your vote.

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    Dave Levitt says:

    Will no one think of the persecuted Glazer Brothers, and their need for one billlion pounds of British taxpayers money, to prop up their thieving from Man U?!!

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    Someone says:

    Sad but true. Ever since my sister became a vicar, most of the hospitality has been one-way.

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    don't forget says:

    Minchin is from a posh family and went to a private school.
    Fits in perfectly with Toynbee etc.

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    Socialism is theft says:

    I’d convert to the Faith of the Seven if I could get my leg over Daenerys Targaryen.

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    do me a favour says:

    Hands up all those who voted for Baroness Ashton, Herman van Rumpoy, Manual Barosso…..

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    non taxable pikey says:

    Barrel bombs and Chlorine gas on the electorate. Surprised Camoron hasn’t tried that one yet, he’s tried and failed at everything else. (except Sodomy weddings)

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    David Cameron that famous defender of Christians says:

    Christians do not have a right to wear a cross or crucifix openly at work, the Government is to argue in a landmark court case.

    The response, prepared by the Foreign Office, adds: “In neither case is there any suggestion that the wearing of a visible cross or crucifix was a generally recognised form of practising the Christian faith, still less one that is regarded (including by the applicants themselves) as a requirement of the faith.”

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    Shoot me! says:

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    Ah! at last says:

    Schrodinger’ cat is found


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    Cinna says:

    Give me a choice of Christianity, Islam or worshipping at the altar of St. Polly and I’ll take Christianity every time. Thanks very much.

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    Morning Star says:

    Ed knows that the modern western US imperium has a state rel.igion which is promoted by the M.s.m. At every opportunity and is legally enforced by denial laws which lock up heretics for five years in many western countries. This religion not only underpins globalism and mass imm.igration but protects people like himself . It isnt Chr,istian,ity.

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    Dave Levitt says:

    suck my cut dick!

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    Plasticine Man says:

    Wrong party mate. Erm ER, that’s done by Joseph Stiglitz and his mates …..

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    Grown-ups shouldn't believe in fairytales says:

    I’m godless but I’m not a pinko. The notion that atheists are all sandal wearing, yogurt knitting socialists is a joke. I don’t believe in fairytales and an imaginary friend in a sky. And lest we forget, Blair and Brown are Christians.

    I will, however, defend anyone who wants to speak up for Christianity insofar as it pisses off the muzees and their leftie apologists. There are times when it feels like this country has been handed over to the muslims. In the Midlands, that’s pretty much the case already. So whilst I have no time for any religion, any mention of Christianity can and should piss off the dirty muslims who are trying to take over, as well as their pathetic leftie apologists.

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    Punani Watch says:

    Nice pussy!

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    Nermal says:

    I’m Sure Mr R R Martin would have something to say about that.

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    The Growler says:

    “a Christian country”

    Using religion for partisan political ends? Who would do such a thing?

    And so speaks a “lapsed Roman Catholic” Geedes. Dave Boy is wanting a distraction from his problems with Maria, who had has full backing, and Nigel Thingybob and his sexual romps, who also had his full backing. If the UK is so very Christian why is the attendance of churches falling and why does the government not follow the tenets of Chirstianity. Who on earth feeds this stuff to Dave supposedly to try and stop the move some of his party towards UKip and those that have been upset by the “gay marriage” bill. I think the answer is could do much better

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    Moye s Millions, Ned s Nightmares & The Exit Door says:

    You see Ned when it gets to money time and who is going to spend wisely or waste it we will see the dancing stop and the supporters decide.

    They say the EU is always looking for the right ‘talent’.

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    Despite what Guido claims Camerons comments are... says:

    Nothing more than a transparent attempt by Cameron to limit the damage to the core vote as a result of his bumsex marriage idiocy.

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    A Brazilian Rent Boy says:

    “I’ve been saying for years that Britain should be more muscular in its Christianity.”

    And boy,do I have muscles !

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    Grown-ups shouldn't believe in fairytales says:

    So you’re reducing atheism down to single figure of Polly Toynbee? Are you a tad thick? On that logic, we can say a boy buggering priest represents all of Christianity.

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    Moye s Millions, Ned s Nightmares & The Exit Door says:

    Goes with the religion.

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    The Growler says:


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    Shooty* says:

    Not far enough. A purge is the only solution.

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    Shooty* says:

    But they’ve promised, hand on heart, in that totally trustworthy and not at all taquiyya way, that they have no designed on taking over and killing everyone, and even if they did, they wouldn’t kill Dave, coz he’s their mate, honest.

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    Ah! dear says:

    North Korean minister ‘executed by flamethrower’

    He’s toast

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    Zyklon B says:

    Welfare cuts drive UK’s poorest families deeper into poverty, says Oxfam
    Survey points to effect of overall cut in value of benefits as well as changes to housing benefit and council tax support

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    Simon Hughes Isl@mic fundementalist apologist says:

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    Arghh says:

    OMG! Now he wants god botherers as well as Z ioLoons running the place!

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    Pleb says:

    Socialism is fine for those that can afford it

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    Simon Hughes Isl@mic fundementalist apologist says:

    In 2010, Liberal Democrat deputy-leader Simon Hughes and Liberal Democrat Junior Minister Andrew Stunell spoke at the ‘Global Peace and Unity’ conference, an annual Musl1m Br0therhood event in the UK filled with overtly anti-J00ish hate preachers. Politicians from the other parties, noting the plethora of extr3mists, refused to attend. At the conference, the Daily Telegraph reported, “items glorifying terr0rism were on open sale [at the conference]… Also available were ‘sh@hada [“martyrs”] headbands, as worn by many P@lestinian su1cide b0mbers… The headbands contain the personal testimony of the su1cide b0mbers.”

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    Zyklon B says:

    The coalition’s welfare cuts have pushed 1.75 million of the UK’s poorest households deeper into poverty, leaving more families struggling to cover food and energy bills, according to a report.

    The report by Oxfam and the New Policy Institute highlights a drop in the overall value of benefits, which rose by less than inflation, as well as changes to housing benefit and council tax support that have forced some families into paying housing costs they were previously deemed too poor to pay

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    The Growler says:

    Geedes is RC (lapsed) ~ a RC of convenience

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    Moye s Millions, Ned s Nightmares & The Exit Door says:

    If Polly Pot signed it, you know it’s shite.

    Tat hell, from the Antipodes isn’t he like that Greenie dyke the Beeboids keep putting on.

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    EU says:

    And if you don’t vote the right way, we’ll just keep making you vote until you do.

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    Not so out of touch ! says:

    You get it all wrong – it’s either paying your tithe to your pay day lender or Eat/Heating.

    We need to banish the disciples of the resurrected religion “Debt” !

    The quickest way to end the cost of living crisis would be to cancel all repayments to debts where the interest is greater than 20%.

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    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Gilbert and George have led the way.

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    St Peter says:

    Seems so. But in vain. The man is definitiely on the road to hell.

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    J C says:

    If the Romans had done that to me, who knows what the story would be?

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    M103 says:

    Cameron is into Christian stuff these days.

    It just amazes me how he can combine together so much greed with so much hypocrisy.

    Greed from favouring the rich and the bankers every single time. Hypocrisy from professing his Christian views while still driving millions of poor people into even more dire poverty.

    Truly an outstanding performance

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    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    Wait till the cycle turns.

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    Luke S says:

    What about us fucking Jedis ?

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    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Never ceases to amaze me how much the Marxist, London-centric chatterati hate Christianity and how frightened they are that British people who go around calling themselves Christians are causing ‘division.’ I suppose they’d like to ban it really.

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    C O (Ξ7q1) says:

    Parking the failed bumsex crusade, popped out yesterday for first time in ages to local shopping area.

    Was surprised to find about 1/4 of the shops boarded up / with to-let signs on – in addition to the shops I wanted to visit replaced with charity efforts.

    Admittedly, the last time I went to this location was about a year ago, but it was the worst have seen this location ever.

    For real, is the UK in an economic depression or recession right now, or has the next business cycle just failed to materialize because commercial rents are too high ?

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    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    He’s a snake oil selling con man.

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    Nigel says:


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    M103 says:

    This is by design.

    This is where ‘recovery’ comes from. More work, for less money. Its coming out of our standard of living and off our backs and the poorest are bearing the brunt of increasing profit for the bosses.

    And its all cheered on by aristocrats in the house of commons.


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    C O (Ξ7q1) says:

    Christian Church services would look more like the Wickerman ?

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    UK to grow faster than anywhere else in G8 says IMF says:

    Guff and you know it. More jobs, rising prosperity and more.

    Nobody in Britain lives in “dire poverty” with free housing, education, healthcare and more thanks to the generosity of taxpayers.

    Labour spammers need to get Axelrod in quick for some lines that work.

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    Ed Climateband says:

    What do you all want with Christianity anyway FFS, we have our new religion of climate change. We have St Algore, the partial Nobel laureate St Mann, Trougher Yeo, the most holy order of climate monks at UEA and the met office and BBC…. all agree, the ‘science’ is settled. We must destroy your industry, & spend all your money to slay the great demon CO2.
    End of.

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    C O (Ξ7q1) says:

    That’s his mouth.

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    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    Cat’s got the cream.

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    M103 says:

    All this is obvious.

    We all know the economic uplift has favoured the richest and the Guardian and BBC don’t have the balls to say this.

    No they hide behind presenting a balanced view on the real state of the UK

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    Tolstoy says:

    Spending beyond their means is what puts people into poverty. With the exception of a very small group of genuinely disabled people, I haven’t met a ‘poor’ person in the UK yet who hasn’t wasted money because they are in denial about the necessity, nay, duty, to sort themselves out. Far too many people think everyone else owes them a lifestyle which is the same as if they were working and being useful members of society.

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    Ab dulls filthy taxi says:

    We like to breed and breed and claim. No tax from us. You pay we claim. Mr mildew like post vote.

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    Who is Tim Minchin? says:

    It’s the cultural taliban, the “new establishment” who are waiting in the wings for Ed Miliband to become PM so they can unleash their agenda of cultural control.

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    Prime Minister"Money's no object" Cameron says:

    Public information tweet….

    Today is Tuesday, Not Monday!

    As you were!

  139. 139
    Gordon McDoom says:

    I wish fellow Scot David Moyes all the best as he takes up the reins at Manchester United. He is the right man for the job.

  140. 140
    Poly Toynbee speaking to the image in her bathroom mirror says:

    What are you looking at you fucking ugly old bitch.

  141. 141
    Bert says:

    He’s quite right … we all die in the end :-)

    BTW the only reason a plane stays in the air is that everyone on board thinks it will. The other passengers should have been very afraid of this chap.

  142. 142
    bit.ly says:

    This should come as no surprise. The poor were always just a couple of inches from the brink…so obviously it never took much to push them over the cliff’s edge. The only difference now is that instead of a gentle push, they are using bulldozers to do the job.

  143. 143
    Pilgrim says:

    Farage for Archbishop of Canterbury

  144. 144
    What most of us think says:

    Something has struck the fear of God into Cameron – Could it be the 25th May ?
    Cameron’s attempts at religious electioneering are truly despicable and helpfully shine a spotlight on how easily that man will lie to the public, again, again and again.
    The ease with which Cameron speaks of his Christian values (ie what he does not know), demonstrate with complete clarity the utter contempt he feels for Christians in the UK.
    The man is truly desperate, and will do or say anything, to cling onto power.
    Utterly disgusting electioneering of the worst kind by that liar Cameron, he cannot be trusted.

  145. 145
    Tolstoy says:

    Oxfam is a conspiracy of hypocrites. They should be banned from owning shops which rely on exploiting unpaid labour.

  146. 146
    Axelrod Rose says:

    Tories brought us all Cold November Rain.

  147. 147
    Gordon Brown says:

    British managers for British clubs.

  148. 148
    The Growler says:

    It’s all been downhill since we lost the Holy Lands.

    Are you really that old! We did control Palestine after the downfall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of WW1, but our allies the Yanks in the late 40’s insisted that we split Palestine giving the bulk to to the new Isreal. There was a an incident during the Palestine protectorate the Isreali “freedom fighters” blew up the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.

  149. 149
    Justin Welby foodbank hypocrite says:

    I made my money in the city, so I’m alright thank you very much.

  150. 150
    Axelrod Rose says:

    Poor Polly.
    So politically correct she insists on having brown, not white eggs, then refuses to bash the hard boiled brown eggs open as that would “send the wrong message”.

  151. 151
    Bert says:

    Indeed — I despise politicians and wasn’t going to vote this May, but recent events have persuaded me to trot along to the village hall and add my tiny impetus to the kick Labour/Libs/Con are going to get up their collective jacksie.

  152. 152
    The UK public says:

    No, its not just you.

  153. 153
    Bert says:

    It’s a convenient list, isn’t it?

  154. 154
    Zyklon B says:

    Welfare cuts prompted because the exchequer is unable or unwilling to collect taxes due from free loaders who set up “Limited Companies”, corporations that pay for influence and the elites who exploit the tax loop holes left open (on purpose) and are sniggering into their champers, laughing at all the honest plebs.

  155. 155
    The UK public says:

    Good man.

  156. 156
    Ab dulls filthy taxi says:

    Send more money to ab Dull now, tipping not good as window not close.

  157. 157
    The Glazers says:

    It started in America

  158. 158
    Poly Toynbee preaching from her Tuscany mosque says:

    Do as I say not as I do.

  159. 159
    David Cameron that famous defender of Christians says:

    Christians do not have a right to wear a cross or crucifix openly at work, the Government is to argue in a landmark court case.

    The response, prepared by the Foreign Office, adds: “In neither case is there any suggestion that the wearing of a visible cross or crucifix was a generally recognised form of practising the Christian faith, still less one that is regarded (including by the applicants themselves) as a requirement of the faith.”

  160. 160
  161. 161
    Bert says:

    True, dat. But if you read the gospel and twig what JC was on about, you’ll see that all those self-proclaimed “Christians” weren’t really Christians at all.

    St Matthew gets my 5-star Amazon review.

  162. 162
    Health warning says:

    Danger. Reading this may cause hysterical laughter or sleep.

  163. 163
    non taxable pikey says:

    Not really, he worked for various oil companies. Go read his background, Slough Grammar of course, just like the rest of them.

  164. 164
    Anonymous says:

    “And lo, it was Eastertide, and David spake unto the Church Times that Britain was indeed a Christian country. And it came to pass that”
    a child in the congregation, not knowing not to question, spaketh out. Wondering why, if Christianity was indeed as noble as claimed, and thus a champion of democracy. How come there were unelected church officials pontificating in the Lords. And in that ensuing silence a voice came from above, saying: Verily little innocent. Thou art one small true voice, in the House of Hypocrites…

  165. 165
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    That would be the ‘scientist’ who is employed by the BBC.

  166. 166
    Ab dulls filthy taxi, Polly Potty here says:

    You need to seek an advisor now, this will not do, you cannot bred properly without tax free tips. I shall have a pinko contact you, enriched already of course.

  167. 167
    Professor zed says:

    On the third day, Jesus rose from the dead. This heralded the start of the zombie apocalypse.

  168. 168
    Prime Minister"Money's no object" Cameron says:

    Christ, I wish I’d been given 5 million quid & sacked this morning!

  169. 169
    Bert (not a 4x2) says:


  170. 170
    David Moyes says:


  171. 171

    What is wrong in working for oil companies , or attending a decent school ?

  172. 172
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    He is going to die and wants help. A good thumping around the head with a bottle of duty free would help.

  173. 173
    Nigel Farage says:

    “Give it some bollocks!!!!”

  174. 174
    Hugh Janus says:

    Excellent – you know it makes sense. Time is up for the LibLabCon shysters and wide boys. Those self-serving and inept bastards need a lesson they will never forget – you are there to do our bidding and not the other way around.

  175. 175
    Alex Salmond says:

    Another Scot, turfed out of his high paying job by the English! Independence now!

  176. 176
    All socialists are hypocrites says:

    Only Britain would try and say that we are not a Christian country and our national broadcaster give lots of air time to those saying that we aren’t. It’s the final insult from the left(especially at Easter..an important Christian Festival)who have done their utmost to ruin this country in the past 60 odd years. Christ Almighty(sic)you couldn’t make it up and where is the so called Head of the Church of England at this moment….anybody would think that it was absolutely nothing to do with him being as he is a Christian.

  177. 177
    Joe Public. says:

    BBC all over this issue like a dog with a bone. Yesterday according to radio 4 there were 34 leading signaturies; day before and today back to 50. I let them know that perhaps the missing 16 had an epiphany moment and realised how utterly stupid they were?
    Listening to their argument via Jim Al Khalili and others I could not help but remind myself that you can give education to supposedly smart people, but there is absolutely no guarantee that they will have wisdom.

  178. 178
    Mrs Slocombe says:

    Thank you!

  179. 179
    Gillian Duffy says:

    Add to that list Peter Tatchell, Stephen Fry and Terry Pratchett, and we know where this is coming from.

  180. 180
    Nigel FagPint says:

    And his successor will be from abroad. another top job lost to the rapacious EU.

  181. 181
    Maria Miller says:

    Moyes crushed by Glazers in typical American asset stripping financial jihadi way. Britain’s NHS facing same fate from US private equity.

  182. 182
    neverland says:

    Add to that list Peter Tatchell, Stephen Fry and Terry Pratchett, and we know where this is coming from.

  183. 183
    Joe Bloggs. says:

    Al Khalili – yet another BBC troll.
    Now that they have two HQ the BBC must be breeding Burgess and Maclean types ad nauseum.

  184. 184
    Ophelia Cox says:

    In principle Christianity has nothing to say regarding homosexuality since mainstream Christianity believes that the “New Covenant” over-rides the Rabbinic Laws of the old testament.

    Christians are, therefore, governed by just the 10 commandments and the 11th Commandment: “Love one another”. No mention of homosexuality at all.

    Sadly, the mainstream Christian churches have chosen to ignore this earlier decision and have dipped back into the old testament in order to condemn gayness for the sake of the low-IQ African churches.

    Given that 85% of the population have no issue with gayness, the church’s open hositility to gayness for no good liturgical reason will do the church nothing but harm until inevitably they are forced to bow to reality.

    Of course, the church could ban gay marriage by reason that the church doesn’t believe that gay couples would make the best parents. This wouldn’t require the back up of the bible since marriage isn’t really mentioned in the New Testament. A slight changing of wording of the marriage ceremony would make the Christian ban on gay marriage seem far less contraversial – people in support of gayness still have disquiet about the idea of two bum-bandits raising young boys.

  185. 185
    Anonymous says:

    Boo hoo, Fergie’s chosen one bites the dust.

  186. 186
    Me says:

    Brown Bred (sic).

  187. 187
    Omar Shamshoon says:

    Al Khalili? Are we related?

  188. 188
    Anonymous says:

  189. 189
    A nonny mous says:

    Because he is a liar.

  190. 190
    Ophelia Cox says:

    Oh I wish. Standing room only at my local church. It’s all these youngsters that seem to have re-discovered Christianity. I don’t know if it’s the militant atheists or the Muzzies but I’m guessing that it’s a reaction to forces outside the church that is pushing young people to “choose sides” more openly.

  191. 191
    English Imperialist - and proud of it. says:

    Don’t forget we also controlled Iraq which had a better record.

  192. 192
    Smart Alec Salmonella says:

    Echoed with my Calvinist Scottish nation with Muslim and Hindi tinges.
    Death to the English.

  193. 193
    Anonymous says:

    This is all just really stupid. Of course the “country” is christian. We have an established church that is christian. What the atheists are saying is that the people are not overwhelmingly christian. True as well. However that is not what Cameron said.

    The basic tenets of atheism (I am one) is to deal in rational facts, not supernatural supposition. The UK is a christian country is a rational fact. The people may not be or atheists may not like the fact. However atheists actually not sticking to the facts is just really stupid.

    Atheists are entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts. What a great way to undermine the atheist world view.

  194. 194
    Ophelia Cox says:

    I’ve never understood Humanists.

    Surely the whole point of becoming an atheist is you can stick two fingers up to the New Testament and do whatever the hell you please?

    Humanists seem proud to declare that they believe everything that Christians believe but without god. It’s like taking a copy of the New Testament and crossing out the word “God” – with a crayon.

  195. 195

    The NHS is in need of a dose of financial reality!

  196. 196
    Village Idiot says:

    ….Being a Christian is not judged by if you go to church regularly,as prayer or meditation can occur wherever you find yourself!
    For intelligent beings to equate church attendance to a persons Christianity is to completely misunderstand the Christian teachings,or indeed,what Christianity is to many people!
    …The Queen was coronated in1953,in a Christian service;..the law courts used a Bible for oath taking;…the HOC say prayers before the days business;…..Kate and William were married in the Christian faith and their son,George,christened in a Christian service;..Kings and Queens,Cromwell also,used prayer and God to inspire the troops and calm their fears before battle!….Academics then say,it is wrong to say this is a Christian country?….How blinded by their own ,selfish opinions they appear to be!….I do not attend church myself,but defend the right of people to live a God Fearing life as it promotes morals,sadly lacking in academia! ..IMHO

  197. 197
    Ab dulls squeeze Polly Potty here says:

    Chocolate merchants? It’s the right thing to do like scotch pensions, the UK as a whole must pay of course.

  198. 198
    The Growler says:

    Now then girls, boys, those in transition, those have changed gender, and out and out gayers, in this all inclusive society you have to include everyone, there’s 1 month to the EU’s and local elections I think most folks have made up their minds which way to vote, any manoeuver by the leaders is useless, unless it is some scandle that hits the fans and involves a complete game change. Get out and vote if you are fed up with the likes of Dave, Teddy, Cleggy and Nige, make your cross against the the one who most appeals to you, or just to give the self satisfied incumbent a “good kicking”, the most important thing is to VOTE

  199. 199
    Ab dulls squeeze Polly Potty here says:

    In any void we will fill it, atheist = void.

    Gay , moslum , shitty , that’s us.

  200. 200
    Ophelia Cox says:

    The reason the Chrisitan churches have conspired to silence on this matter is quite simple. Many muzzies are converting to Christianity. It is, in most cases, a quiet revolution since none of the parties involved have an interest in it becoming public knowledge.

    It is happening here but also all over the world. In Iran the growth of Christianity has been explosive.

    The Christian churches are leaving the door wide open for Muzzies to convert. They can only do that by being welcoming to the Muzzies.

    In the end there are only 2 ways of dealing with Islam in the longer term: 1] Kill 1billion people, or 2] convert them to a less annoying belief system. Option [2] sounds good to me so let the Christian churches get on with the job.

  201. 201
    The Growler says:

    Were you obliged to let the moths out. That is wrong

  202. 202
    Ophelia Cox says:

    Actually the Christians killed very few people when compared to most other belief systems and almost all the killing occured before the people doing the killing were in a position to read the bible.

  203. 203
    The Growler says:

    Why Owen, are you going to “out” them

  204. 204
    Hadron Crash Thing says:

    …..”Have these silly academics not heard of “The God Particle?”

  205. 205
    Ophelia Cox says:

    “I don’t believe in fairytales and an imaginary friend in a sky”

    And it’s comments like that that made me turn back and become a born-again church-going Christian.

    What an offensive, intolerant bunch atheists are.

  206. 206
    what a gay dave says:

    I dont know why any proud british person would wish to follow the religion of some middle eastern goat herders

    Lets have a british religion for the british people

    I put myself forward as god and am british through and through

  207. 207
    UKIP 4 ALL says:

    FFS if you want things you go out a get a job and work for them, if you want beer and fags and sky subs with a giant LED TV then go out and get a job and work for those things. What you cannot do is expect all those things to be given out for free to whatever workshy bone idle workshy sponger that cant be bothered to get out of bed.

    Labour has bred an entire generation of spongers who actually believe its their right to be carried through life by working people, this is labours legacy and now new spongers are coming here by the million to get some of that largesse for themselves.

  208. 208
    Village Idiot says:

    …..”Did they open the Box?”

  209. 209
    The Growler says:

    The was an order in which the sons were allocated the positions in society, the first born claimed inheritance, the second commissioned in the army and the third went into the church (if of nobility made a bishop)

  210. 210
    Ophelia Cox says:

    No, it is simply that a large part of retail is now done over the net.

    Consequently the recession pulled the rug from under the high-street retailers struggling to compete with the internet and they will never return.

    They will only return if the government does something about high rates for high street businesses, and properly taxes internet retailers. This will re-level the playing field giving the high street a chancer to recover. Such things would require a goverment capable of engaging its collective brain

  211. 211
    RightwinggitRedux says:

    I don’t mind Christians, they don’t want to blow me up.

  212. 212
    The Growler says:

    There is lots of money, Gideon finds lots of money for Dave’s folly projects, HS2 etc.

  213. 213
    Lomax says:

    On the BBC this morning:

    ‘Seaside resorts have a bumper weekend as folks enjoy the weak sun over Easter at the seaside – much better trading than last year’

    10 mins later

    ‘The high street has had a very poor Easter with shoppers not spending – this is because of the cost of living crisis/ downturn/ evil baby eating Tories’

    So, it’s not because everyone was was on the beach then, you left wing morons?

  214. 214
    Ophelia Cox says:

    Most so-called atheists are not atheists at all, they are lapsed-Christians.

    You see this with Richard Dawkins in particular. He has no interest in Hindism, Seikism, Buddism, Judaism. All his attacks are on Christianity. Nevertheless, in the “God Delusion” he gave us a “Ten Commandments” that were remarkably similar to the the New Testament commandments.

    I came to the conclusion that Richard Dawkins simply wants to be the Messiah, and resents Jesus getting their first.

  215. 215
    Village Idiot says:

    ….Science has been unable to provide convincing answers to some big questions,so until they can tell us how “IT” all came about,i will not acknowledge their certainty!…Big Bang,don,t be ridiculous!…Dark matter, …..doesn,t matter….What space is space in?
    …Oh well,religion will have to do!

  216. 216
    The Growler says:

    And Iran (then Persia) and BP originally the British Iranian Oil Company

  217. 217
    Simon Woohoos says:

    I’m the straight choice.

  218. 218
    500,000 Iraquis says:

    We had a bit of bother with Dubya and Tone.

  219. 219
    what a gay dave says:

    Well the concept of god is exceedingly silly so it makes sense to jettison it and keep the more reasonable bits of the Bible

  220. 220
    Jack dromey says:

    Is it black?

  221. 221
    what a gay dave says:

    Im led to believe matilda is quite good

  222. 222
    Casual Observer 2 says:

    If “IT” came about through some god, where did that god come from?

    Face it. Religions are illogical imaginary fairy stories.

  223. 223
    Dolphin square boys club says:

    You still covering up for uncle Cyril, Simon? Something to hide?

  224. 224
    The only Country in Europe not to have its own paliament is England says:

    He only said that to cover his Scottish closet Catholic boss at the time

  225. 225
    what a gay dave says:

    Only because of a lack of machine guns in the crusades

  226. 226
    The two muppets. says:

    Yes, it is you.

  227. 227
    what a gay dave says:

    But the christians god does share many traits with non existant things and myths. Is it offensive to point this out?

  228. 228
    Wake up at the back there. says:

    Britain doesn’t have an established church. England does. Wales doesn’t.

  229. 229

    Why should anybody tolerate medieval superstitious nonsense from either muslims or christians ,but the point is Islam is being used as a weapon by the left as a trojan horse to undermine and destabilise the country ,why else were labour so keen to encourage mass immigration ? Whole towns and large areas of major cities have become a vast alien wedge where english civil and criminal law does not apply .
    The stereotypical picture of every athiest and republican as a leftie, and every opponent of sodomist marriage as a religious zealot is increasingly irritating.

  230. 230
    May the force be with us says:

    Britain is a Jedi country now.

  231. 231
    FO out of it says:

    WTF was the FO asked to reply or prepare that memo?

    Is this not what our lovely so-called Culture Ministry was set up for? If not, why not close the whole place down and save hundreds of thousands annually?

  232. 232
    Anonymous says:

    Sounds quite mozlamic

  233. 233
    Big nose says:

    Blessed are the cheese-makers.

  234. 234
    Everyone else says:

    Oh no it isn’t.

  235. 235
    FO out of it says:

    Can you enlighten us when was the last time our government had anything like a majority? Most of the time they get 30 something % at a general election and then declare that as a mandate to fuck everything up all over again

  236. 236
    Ophelia Cox says:

    Because we are using pejorative language today and machine guns tomorrow?

  237. 237
    A right skunk says:

    .. and the 4th followed him (to nick the collection box when nobody was looking).

  238. 238
    A right skunk says:

    Why does it require Oxfam’s chairperson to be given a six figure salary so he can write a paragraph stating the bleeding obvious? If they all took a 90% pay cut the funds they receive from wellwishers would go a lot further in helping the poorer members of society.

  239. 239
    A right skunk says:

    Yup. Anyone know just how much Oxfam paid for their HQ offices?

  240. 240
    Twampersand mk II says:

    You’re the one with the shite logic. The proponents of an ideology are not the ideology itself, are they?

    It is irrelevant what Polly does or says, it will not redefine atheism, nor will peedoh priests redefine Christianity.

    When atheist lefties behave like the cocks they are, they do so entirely in line with their atheism. When a priest behaves in a disgusting fashion, he does so in direct contradiction to the doctrines of Christianity.

    Engage brain before mouth.

  241. 241
    Try reading it. says:

    Have you ever read the NT?

    Romans 1 is a good place to start. Try 1 Corinthians 6 v 9.

    Jude 1 v 7 explains why the OT destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah for fornicating should serve as a NT warning to Christians.

    The prohibition on murder, theft, adultery, etc was not lifted, rather reinforced, by the NT. Neither has been the prohibition on homosexuality.

    BTW a lot more than 15% of the nation are most certainly not ok with gayness, as will be evidenced by voter reaction to gay marriage in the forthcoming elections.

    Don’t make stuff up, it makes you look stupid.

  242. 242
    Kill them all and let God sort it out says:

    True, and then only 30% of those which voted, which is usually only around 50% of the nation.

    In the last election, over 76% of the electorate did not choose Cameroid, and less than 9% wanted Cleggy.

  243. 243
    Kill them all and let God sort it out says:

    Shame that. Would have saved no end of grief if they had had them.

  244. 244
    A right skunk says:

    … out of the mouths of babes and sucklings…

  245. 245
    A right skunk says:

    Well, most of the ‘players’ are from overseas so what difference does it make?

  246. 246
    A right skunk says:

    .. and on BBC World tv yesterday…

    Is newsreader Mike Embly one of them? His persistently odd tie selection would suggest so. Yesterday he was teased by that noisy Australian, Aaron Somethingorother, about Mike having no children. If they had not been on air, I think Mike would have flattened him! Handbags at six!

  247. 247
    A right TV watching skunk says:

    Either Discovery or the History Channel has an intriguing series about ancient aliens who apparently come from outer space a few thousand years ago and imparted all sort of technology to the natives. Those aliens are reputed to be the original “Gods”.

  248. 248
    Today's fact says:

    The C of E only exists because that randy cvnt Henry VIII couldn’t get his leg over his latest bit of skirt.

  249. 249
    Kill them all and let God sort it out says:

    Scroungers unable to scrounge more have less scrounged money to spend. FIFY.

  250. 250
    John Bull says:

    I think that being racist is perfectly OK.

  251. 251
    F.R.Lump says:

    There are no greater racists than the wedges, though!

  252. 252
    F.R.Lump says:

    He was also poxed up to his hairline.

  253. 253
    A little Buddha says:

    I do not wish to live in an anti-christian society. I am tired of these atheist who have little toleration for people’s spiritual beliefs. Live & let live.

  254. 254
    Big D says:

    Those listed on the Telegraph letter were the usual suspects , rabid , left wing , biggotted intolerant of any who do not apply to their stands and code.
    Anti christian but never critical of the Koran and its teachings.
    To hell with them all .
    Wait till the caliphate is put in place in London (with a little help from such friends )
    It will soon put paid to their idea of free speech in Islington .
    There will be no writing into the papers then unless they are preapared to face the consequences.

  255. 255
    Free Thinking Atheists? My arse says:

    Signed by Atheist Free Thinking Liberals? They are anything but free thinking or liberal. They are bullies! British Christianity is relatively moderate and it is no big deal if people call themselves Christian or not. These atheists do not speak for all of us. They need to understand what toleration truly means and stop persecuting people for their beliefs.

  256. 256
    Projection. says:

    ” fosters alienation
    and division in our society“.

    I think atheism promotes alienation & division in society. How does atheism promote unity when people are bullied or brainwashed into not seeking their own spiritual path?

  257. 257

    The christian religions, are badly in need of an agressive marketing concept. Then they could perhaps get bums on pews, as a contra to bums in the air from the muslim religions.

  258. 258
    Informed says:

    Yes, let’s send British troops to “win back” the Ukraine as well, another “homeland” of the Chews.

  259. 259
    para bellum says:

    I’d say that pandering to the ZioLoons and giving them someone else’s land has been very off-putting indeed for the whole west.

  260. 260
    (I've been renamed) DA-Notice says:

    I’m sure this mob will be happy to work over Christmas and kept working solidly over the Easter weekend just gone. What? no?!! You’re at home!!!

  261. 261
    Blakey from On The Buses says:

    All Religions Are One.

  262. 262
    Simon Schama says:

    Wrong! But, then you lefties frequently choose to ignore history. And, here you are, repeating the same historical error within less than 10 minutes!

  263. 263
    Bin Farteen says:

    He’s my brother.

  264. 264
    Lord Bumblesnitch says:

    Because everyone else picks up the tab, socialism is very affordable.

  265. 265
    Lord Bumblesnitch says:


  266. 266
    Thomas Aquinas says:

    Episcopalian by the look of it:

    Since the 1960s and 1970s, it has opposed the death penalty and supported the civil rights movement and affirmative action. Some of its leaders and priests marched with civil rights demonstrators. Today the Church calls for the full civil equality of gay and lesbian people, and the church’s General Convention has passed resolutions that allow for same-sex marriages in states in which it is legal.[13] The convention also approved an official liturgy to bless such unions.[14] On the question of abortion, the church has adopted a “nuanced approach”.[15]

    The Episcopal Church ordains women to the priesthood as well as the diaconate and the episcopate. The current Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church is Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first female primate in the Anglican Communion.

  267. 267
    Sir Geoffroi de Charney says:

    The Knights Jedi. I think that brings us more up to date.

  268. 268
    T'Blair says:

    I’m converting to Islam.

  269. 269
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    + several million!

  270. 270
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    A closet Australian or an Australian in the closet?

  271. 271
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    Vote UKIP!

  272. 272
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    True, dat!

  273. 273
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    That’s her! Ugly slag!

  274. 274
    Jack Ketch says:

    The “Red Flag” has a verse that goes:-

    It suits today the weak and base,
    Whose minds are fixed on pelf and place
    To cringe before the rich man’s frown,
    And haul the sacred emblem down.

    I wonder what sacred symbol the commies want to haul down?

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George Galloway says of his former Respect candidate the UKIP MEP turned Tory, Amjad Bashir…

“Clearly Bashir does not have any real political principles or commitment, only naked opportunism and self-interest. He represents the revolving door principle in politics. The Tories are welcome to him because he will cause them embarrassment. Fortunately Respect was able to act before he did it to us.”

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